I obtained my MATESOL from California State Universtiy and am currently working on my dissertation at Yeditepe University in Istanbul. I have been teaching since roughly 2000 and have taught a variety of levels and age groups, although most of my experience is at the tertiary level. I have an earned MBA and have taught some business classes and Business English classes. I am currently an instructor in the school of education at MEF University and am very happy providing initial education to prospective English teachers. My areas of interest include vocabulary acquisition, understanding the student experience, teacher development, and corpus linguistics.